University of California veterinary students and faculty treat animals at the Knights Landing One Health Clinic. Knights Landing is an economically underserved community with a large migrant worker population from March through August. This community has many domesticated animals, including dogs, cats, and chickens. The goal of the project is to improve animal health in the community, because this impacts human health and well-being. Not only is the possibility of zoonotic disease transmission reduced, but healthy animals are less of an economic and emotional burden, and could even improve the livelihood of their owners.
Every first and third Sunday of the month, volunteer undergraduate, graduate, and medical students as well as physicians and nurses provide free medical services to the medically underserved within Knights Landing.
Photo by Don Preisler/UCDavis
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